Ceri’s professional interests combine an enthusiasm for enabling people through the development of accurate knowledge and understanding, literacy and especially climate literacy skills. Employed as CAfS’ first Youth Projects Coordinator, supporting schools, youth and community groups on sustainability, Ceri is now studying for a PhD at York University. Her research aims to empower young people through improved democratic engagement and meaningful climate education.
Ceri worked for fifteen years in secondary school education before studying for an Environment and Development MA in 2020. Her final research focused on the advantages to youth and community of sustainable place-based learning. Ceri sits on the Cumbria schools’ group for the Morecambe Bay Curriculum led by Lancaster University, Eden Project North, and University of Cumbria. She also works as a researcher for UCLan on the European-wide YouCount project that aims to increase social inclusion for young people.
As a qualified librarian, Ceri has worked in information and research-related roles for King’s College London, Breast Cancer Now and Hospice UK. Outside of work, Ceri loves reading literature and spending time on the fells and by the coast.